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Effect of different housing conditions on behaviour and foot lesions in Friesian heifers


Veterinary Record 134(19): 490-494
Effect of different housing conditions on behaviour and foot lesions in Friesian heifers
Spring-calving Friesian heifers were randomly allocated either to Dutch Comfort cubicles (2130 x 1160 mm) bedded with rubber mats or to modified Newton Rigg cubicles (2060 x 1090 mm) without bedding. Their behavioural activities, including lying down and standing, were monitored every 30 minutes for 2 days and 2 nights each week from November to March, and all 4 feet of each animal were examined at housing, at calving and monthly thereafter.


Accession: 002355000

PMID: 8073591



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